Without Love we are Nothing?

Without Love We are Nothing


An article that is aimed at Christians and Non Believers alike. This article is of the short and sweet variety and I will let the two featured videos do the talking. This will look at the Topic of Love and ponder over the expression "Without Love We Are Nothing". The seeds for this article were sown by 5 young kids aged between 4 and 7 that offered to help me in what they saw as a major life crisis (it was a puncture on my bike) a couple of weeks ago (see video below for details). They showed genuine concern in what to me was a minor irritating predicament, that was easily solved in about 10 minutes. It was a case of one human being reaching out to another.

My Personal Views

Some of my views on Love and examples of acts of kindnesss I have experienced (one which saved my life) along with others filmed in Holland Park West London Stories about helping strangers and acts of kindness



This is what I call Love of your fellow human being. This is different from the Love of what you know, such as your wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, daughter/husband, sister/brother, cousin, parents/grand parents, grandchildren, pets, inanimate objects such as your car or mobile or laptop. What we are talking about here is the Love of the Unknown and Loving a Stranger, someone you do not know, that´s the true test of Love.

With increasing troubles in our world including our modern day society looking to be heading off a cliff you do wonder as the Black Eyed Peas said "Where is the love". With World leaders flexing their muscles and the threat of World War 3 (again) getting closer every day, you may ask yourself the question, "Is there any love left in this world?. Looking at the world headlines and on the World Stage you wouldn´t think there is any Love left, but it is still out there in some shape or form, you just have to look a bit harder and I would say more down at street level, that´s where it still is.

Non Believers

Many people do amazing things and many are not Christians, for free, expecting nothing in return and you realise that we not only live in a digitally connected world but also live in a human connected world. We do not live in isolation. We breathe the same air. Our actions affect others peoples actions and the same in reverse. We live in a world where we all rely on one another, whether we realise it or not. This video below gives 100 photo examples of humanity in action and showing that Love can take many forms including Help, Charity, Support, Comfort, Kindness and Forgiveness.



Christians

As Christians we are ambassadors for the Christian faith and we have to go above and beyond what a normal person may do say once a week, month or year. If you are a Christian your Love should be full time and you will do these things on a daily basis without a second thought. True we are not saved by "Works" (Ephesians 2:8-9) but also as mentioned by James, Faith without Works is dead!

James 2:14-17
14. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

A woman I follow on You Tube and one of the few I´ve come across that definitely has "The Holy Spirit".... no shadow of a doubt. She is not backwards in coming forwards with her views and is one of the few Christians that I have on my phone in video form. She hasn´t updated for a couple of years now, doesn´t have a website as far as I´m aware, but does write articles on behalf of other Christian websites. She has left her thoughts out there in video form and classes herself as a Christian Activist type who is into exposing the Institutional system and Prosperity Gospel preacher types. You could say she likes to shine her light into those dark corners and reveal those Wolves in Sheep´s clothing. A bit like me really! She had this to say in one of her videos about being a Christian and having the Holy Spirit and it was a finger point at herself.

"If we are not walking in the Fruits of the Spirit, then it doesn't matter how much we are talking, it really even doesn't matter what we are saying, if we are not walking in Love and walking in the Fruits of the Spirit........... we are nothing!"

My response. I agree entirely!

A Hermit Monks view on Love

A recent article about Monks, Anchorites and Hermits and Nuns featured one Hermit Monk on a featured video that had this to say about Love when asked what is one of the most important qualities of being a Christian?

You must love thy neighbour as yourself
If one were to cut my hand it would hurt
If one would cut my arm it would hurt
In the same way my heart should hurt for you
Because if this pain and love existed between one person and another
There wouldn't be so much killing around in the world as there is today

Orthodox Monk Eastern Europe

Summary

Looking at the current World Headlines you would think especially with the ever increasing threat of World War 3, that there is nothing but hatred in this world. On the surface it appears you would be correct. Dig deeper and Love in the form of a fellow stranger/Human Being or even Animal is still alive and well. If 5 kids of 4-7 years of age can show Love for a complete stranger in a time of need, I think it is time for the leaders of this World to wake up and do exactly the same, show some maturity, set a proper example and give hope to this world.............instead of trying to destroy it. It doesn´t matter who you are and how much power you have, how many nuclear warheads, armies and  aircraft and navy vessels you own ....................Without Love we are nothing!

Bible Quotes:

John:15:12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Hebrews 13:1-2
Let brotherly love continue: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Matthew 25:35
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

John:15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1 John:4:8
He that loveth not... knoweth not God; for God is love.

Galatians:5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John:2:15

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1 John:3:14

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
John:15:19
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